Title of Collection
John F. Wolfe Papers, 1939-2001
Scope and Content Note
A collection of papers, photos, a book and a video from the life of missionary to Mexico, John F. Wolfe. Papers include correspondence, fund raising, lists, reports, and information on other Mexico missionaries.
John Franklin Wolfe was born in 1901 in Ohio. Wolfe was born in Ohio, but for the greater part of his life, made his home in Texas. Graduating from Steele High School in Dayton, Ohio, he finished his education in Abilene Christian College, Pepperdine College, and the University of New Mexico. Most of his work as a minister in the Church of Christ, was among Spanish speaking people of the United States and in Mexico. He was married to Elizabeth Kirby in 1935 in New Mexico. Wolfe was a minister to Spanish speaking people in San Antonio, Texas; El Paso, Texas; New Mexico and Old Mexico. He was a poet and published several books of poems, one entitled "Rahab and other Poems". Wolfe was also the editor of Latin American Christian from 1940. Wolfe died in 1987.
John F. Wolfe Family, specifically Kenneth Wolfe; collected and donated by Jacob Vincent.
Papers are arranged by subject, though not in alphabetical or chronological order. Photographs are separated into clear photo pockets, with the majority unlabeled.
Box List: Box 1: Sermon Outlines, and letters, correspondence, and reports from other preachers, missionaries, and churches Box 2: Various correspondences, and a mailing list Box 3: “Rahab and Other poems” by John F. Wolfe, miscellaneous correspondence, and summaries Box 4: Latin American Christian 1940-1941 and several Reports of the Mexican Mission ranging from 1944-1970 Box 5: Photos ranging from 1949-1970 and VHS titled “John F. Wolfe: A celebration of life”
Churches of Christ--Texas
Extent of Collection
3 linear feet (5 boxes)
Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #67
Center for Restoration Studies
[Identification of item], File or Folder Name, John F. Wolfe Papers, 139-2001. Center for Restoration Studies MS #67. Milliken Special Collections, Brown Library. Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX.
Open to researchers. Contact Milliken Special Collections to make an appointment.
Finding Aid created by
Meredith, Carisse Berryhill, Audrey Schaffner
Wolfe, John F.; Najera, Victor; Cepeda, Isabel; Franco, Adolfo
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